Topic: environment

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    May 5, 2016 The Barkindji people are losing their ‘mother’, the drying Darling River

    As I left the outback New South Wales town of Wilcannia after some historical research last year, Woddy Harris, a Barkindji man I had interviewed, gestured across the town and said: “Mother Nature will outlive all of this.” He was talking about Aboriginal survival in the Wilcannia area since white settlement in the 1850s.

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    January 5, 2015 China tries to exterminate real-life Pikachu

    This is a terrible, terrible idea. In spite of the warnings provided by biologists, ecologists and other scientists, China is engaging in a program to exterminate the pika, a small mammal most famous for inspiring the creation of everyone’s favourite Pokémon, Pikachu. The last time China tried to abolish a purported pest species, 20 million […]

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    November 6, 2014 Welp, that’s no good

    Bad news for anyone who loves the environment: Australia has just been nominated as the dirtiest polluter in the developed world, per person. The only way that’s going to change is if we make the effort. According to the article: Australians’ per-capita carbon emissions are the highest of any major developed country in the world. […]